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But found -- beautiful moment during Easter Sunday celebrations at the Vatican and the world is still reacting.
Hope -- steps of the Saint Peter's Square.
Lives -- disabled eight year old boy from among the crowd of thousands this is the child she.
And seems to -- -- here.
Countless people watching in person on big screens in the square on TV's around the world were moved to tears.
Now we know that young boy's name is Dominic and he is an American Rhode Island and he has terrible policy.
His father is a theology professor who wrote an essay about that moment and what it teaches us all about how to love one another.
Here now is Dominic dad professor Paul gone -- joins us now -- round.
-- it's a pleasure to meet you what a beautiful -- you have and you know it's tough to watch that without it bringing interior I literally.
I want to ask you first of all just just tickets through the moment because I know you worry you.
It was your others I have five children with your other son Lucas who -- happened first and screened it's Dominic.
Yeah that's right and -- -- it's a pleasure to be with -- -- and I'm so happy to be able share this moment with via Fox News audience.
Actually I arrived via the moment almost -- happen because we arrived a little late at Saint Peter's Square.
For the mass we got there about an hour fifty minutes for the -- and by that point seating area was filled up we had tickets for the seating area but.
And we thought that's still not we're not gonna get in the squares are already pretty well -- but our kids prodded -- two movie has so.
We give it a shot got into the entrance there in the Swiss guard -- gives the indication for the disabled child in this case my son Dominic.
To move forward to the seating area for the disabled.
But they only allow one person to a company of the disabled person.
We decide it was my wife's turn to veil there's an up front -- -- at this time so she went ahead proceeded with him and I stayed back in the square.
With with my other kids we have four of the children.
So the out the -- after the at -- he begins his tour around the square in the Pope mobile.
And -- -- there -- a lot of people there a quarter million people their flags waving people are cheering there's music.
Sometimes you're looking at the Jumbotron sometimes you're looking at the crowd here's -- spying.
The Pope -- Pope mobile where where where it's happening.
So when he picked up my son embraced them I was initially unaware that I wasn't looking at the big monitor in in the in the square.
All of a sudden my son Lucas says it's Dominic.
Well I actually thought he was talking about my wife that he -- my wife moving through the crowd with -- looking for us sites are looking for.
And that my son Lucas said the Pope is holding Dominic.
That's when I looked up at the Jumbotron be held this grand moment and was immediately moved to tears with my son.
It's a great memory it's I will cherish that memory forever the way I discovered it through my other son Lucas telling me it's Dominique what -- when a memory.
I feel like the Pope your son in your family gave -- all of special gift in that moment.
It wasn't just it wasn't just you that felt that we were -- feeling watching that video.
What does it Paul what are we feeling what what.
What is happening in this moment that has been so important for those who have witnessed it.
-- and this is such an iconic moment because.
Here you have the Pope -- the leader of over a billion Catholics in the world.
We have a little disabled boy eight years old.
And on the one hand what was so moving I thought was from the side of the poll.
It wasn't just a brief momentary touch -- blessing which he normally does you know if you watch him when he does the tour people hold up their babies and -- dividend.
This a gentle touch and and quick blessing.
But for Dominique he held him he kissed them and then gave him a hug and embrace him.
And that I'm my front side and -- side.
He bagged green and that better that infectious grin that he that breaks out -- his face and arm around the neck.
And I hope to embrace him.
All of our hearts and it is so and I know there was a lot -- there was a woman in the square also in tears who looked every -- and said.
You know your son is here to show people how to love.
What a message that isn't how to how dead on that if.
So you know you never plan to have a special needs child -- we certainly my wife and I didn't expect to have that.
And when you do you know you just do the best you can to embrace the child.
And to see the child is a blessing.
It's easy to do well.
That dead child's dependency and how many sacrifices.
That you give and and -- for the child.
And what I can forget sometimes is what they give to us and so Dominic has touched our lives his entire life.
And what was so how humbling and awe inspiring to witness.
Was that the whole world would now could be touched by -- that my god shows.
Easter Sunday 2013.
To be the moment when Dominic would touch Natalie -- to know him immediately but the entire world.
It's it's so humble.
-- and -- Francis -- -- spending such time with him in embracing him so so lovingly you know sending another message to the world to that.
The disabled among us are our.
And needing love and desirous of love and worthy of love and of human touch as well.
That's right that's right -- and you know this -- He did the same thing at the installation mass we are also present at its installation -- -- march 19.
When he came into the square before the mass from the Pope mobile he stopped and blessed the person who was that it was a disabled person.
He's already made devotion to the pour a cornerstone of -- -- and I think what he showed at that installation -- and with my son Dominic.
Really what he means by the -- he means.
-- least of these he means.
There that those who are suffering the disabled.
So really know how I've seen it from the start was the Pope was embracing not only my son but really all special needs children -- All disabled people all of that the least of these and it was like it was a gentle kiss from -- to.
To remind us that.
That as you just had made and we're all made to love this is really -- vote the purpose of life now this is what these kids give us as the lady said.
He is here to show us how to -- power what the power -- when they're less than the power.
The power that human connection and never the reminder -- you write honestly in your piece it's not it's not easy raising -- disabled child and talk about.
The untold sacrifices that are demanded -- -- parents but.
But the reminder that that moment provide few of of that what a privilege it is you know to take care.
Of a child disabled or not what a privilege it is.
To take care of this little person who depends on you for so much and how little time we have with them and how little time we have of each other but.
A moment like that reminds us a hall of how big it is and how lucky we are all.
Absolutely absolutely the dignity of these children and and the moral of the spiritual lesson there.
It's you know.
I have to tell -- we've always regarded -- is kind of the saint of our family the suffering he's endured in the patients by which he puts up.
With his side discomfort with the the -- -- he bears.
And it says this but what happen on Easter Sunday was.
Was say you know I a glaring proclamation from the Pope that indeed this is -- little -- in your family this is.
This is Dominic -- and a miraculous blessing in your life -- and and those that that he's encountered which is now the entire world.
And -- a sure thing for our viewers when I say.
I wanna give my -- of my own -- out on that -- but I wanna out of CNN that -- Dominique and I feel like you allowed us to you know by that that video.
Being shown to the world and by you and your -- -- speaking out about the moment thank you so much for sharing.
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